Programs(s): Peace in Action
DeMario is from West Oakland where his Grandmother raised him. He started learning graphic design with the DetermiNation Black Men’s Group in 2013. He founded his own company called BLK Graphics (Born Living Kings), which offers graphic design to the community for a low and affordable rate to help people bring their vision to life. He is engaged in community work, and has met with legislators and testifed at the State Capitol as part of the effort to improve the lives of boys and men of color. DeMario enjoys hanging out with his son Elijah, listening to rap and jazz music, and playing sports like basketball and bowling. Currently he is taking more of a leadership role in DetermiNation and eventually wants to start a nonprofit for youth to help build self-esteem and a better outlook on life.